What Does Interstellar Space SOUND Like?

Yeah, yeah.  In space, no one can hear anything.  But that doesn’t mean that sound waves can’t exist.  You just need the right kind of “ears.”

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Voyager 1 had finally entered interstellar space at a distance (as I write this) of 19,096,932,511 kilometres.  But it’s been “listening” to the sounds (well, vibrations, but that’s the same thing) of dense interstellar plasma for some time now.  That space sounds like this.

(Thanks to Larry for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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